Program 418: Bath, England; Yucatan Living; What They're Talking About in Spain

Release Date: 09-12-2015


Find out why Bath is an ideal city to visit for a little R&R in the English countryside, then hear why one American expat, who runs a popular website about her life in the Yucatán, left California with her husband to start a new life in the Mexican city of Mérida. And get clued in on the hot-button topics under discussion in the bars and cafés of Spain.


  • British tour guide Mark Seymour
  • Ellen Fields, proprietor of
  • Federico García Barroso, tour guide based in Madrid 
  • Francisco Glaría, tour guide based in Pamplona

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The earth cracked and split
a maze called the Grand Canyon
river's course defined

Patches round and square
farmer's geometric art
patterns on the earth

Seventy below
ice crystals on the window
evidence of cold

Walk upon the clouds
body's impossible dream
playground of my mind
— Donnie Willett, San Diego